It’s often said that the best diet plan is the one you can stick to . . .
So here are 25 of our most popular weight loss diet plans, designed for different tastes and lifestyles, so you can find the one that will be best for you.
All these plans can be added to the WLR food diary for extra flexibility. This makes it easy to swap meals and snacks to suit your tastes, take a free trial to have a go.
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The plans range in duration from 1 week to 6 weeks and are all calorie counted, nutritionally balanced and healthy. Instructions and recipes are included for each plan and many are available as a PDF.
Diet Plans to Suit Individual Lifestyles
1-6. Quick and Easy Convenience Plans
All the benefits of a delivered food diet, at lower cost, from brands you are familiar with.
Incorporating a selection of ready meals and single serving products, these plans offer a quick and simple way to ease yourself into portion control whilst still getting a nutritionally balanced diet with 5-a-day.
There are more plans on the way for other supermarkets – watch this space!
7. Plan for Vegetarians
Being vegetarian can make putting a healthy meal plan together a little difficult. Making sure you get enough good nutrition with fewer calories is key.
Dietitian Juliette Kellow provides multiple meat-free choices for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. All calorie counted so you can mix and match.
8. Losing Weight at the Office
Losing Weight and working full time can bring its own challenges. Dietitian, Juliette Kellow is on hand with a plan that will help you get through a hard day at the office without sabotaging your diet.
Evening meals are ready in 15 minutes. So you won’t have to spend precious time slaving over a hot stove when you’re tired after work.
9. Meal Prep – No Cooking During the Week
Eat well for the working week – easy plan with recipes for tasty, low calorie meals ready in a Sunday afternoon hour or so.
The plan includes a step-by-step guide and video to make it simple to follow.
10. Diet Plan for Foodies
Who says diets have to be bland and boring? Not us.
Feast your eyes on The Super Tasty Diet Plan. Packed with delish dinners, lush lunches and scrummy breakfasts.
11. Plan for Vegans
Wether you’re new to veganism or have been eating this way for years, it’s essential to know that you’re getting enough protein when cutting out animal products.
This plan is designed to show you how to get all the essential nutrients and the right amount of calories to lose weight.
12. Losing Weight on a Budget
There’s no reason why dieting has to rely on an expensive plan or special foods.
This 4 week plan is designed so that you can shop cheaply for just as much as you need. Treats included. With a little preparation you’ll get a whole week’s meals for less than £35.
Plans Based on Different Dieting Methods & Principles
13. Intermittent Fasting: 5:2 Diet Plan
For those who want to diet 2 days on and 5 days off.
As well as very low calorie meals for fast days, this 5:2 gives you a complete weekly menu. So you get a good idea of what you can eat on non fast days, without compromising your weight loss.
14. Lose Weight Mediterranean Style
Eating Mediterranean style is great for your health, but with all that delicious food it’s easy to over indulge, which can make weight loss quite tricky.
Dietitian Juliette Kellow comes to the rescue with diet plan that packs all the goodness into a lower calorie Mediterranean menu.
15. Plan for Gluten Free
This plan is designed for people who have an allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity to gluten or wheat.
Devised by Nutritionist Abby Campbell, the plan is nutritionally balanced whilst providing meals geared towards boosting the microbiome (gut health).
16. Fuller for Longer Low GI
Keeping hunger at bay is important when you’re trying to lose weight.
The low glycaemic index diet acheives this by keeping blood sugar levels stable. This means you shouldn’t feel the need for sugary snacks, and should feel fuller for longer on less calories.
The plan is relatively high in lean protein and contains mainly low glycaemic index carbs. It’s also low in fat and contains plenty of fruit and veg.
17. High Fibre Diet Plan
High fibre’s fallen out of favour for weight loss since the F-Plan days. We’re all for a revival!
As well as being crucial for good health, high fibre food is really good at filling you up – helpful for both losing weight now and for keeping your weight steady in the future.
18. Plan to Detox
No potions, powders or slimey drinks required!
This is a gentle but effective detox by dietitian Juliette Kellow. Good for getting over the excesses of Christmas, holidays, or just too much junk food. This plan will work well if you only have a few pounds to lose, or to kickstart a longer term plan.
19. Cereal Diet Plan
Inspired by the now defunct Special K diet plan, popular because of it’s simplicity, wlr’s resident family foodie Jo has updated the concept with a more balanced plan.
This version is a protein-packed, fibre-filled, hunger busting plan that includes family-friendly evening meals and hits the 5-a-day target.
Diet Plans for a Purpose
20. Countdown Plan for Your Special Occasion
Not for the faint-hearted, this plan is strict (no snacking!). It’s designed to help you drop a dress (or trouser!) size in the few weeks before your holiday or event, without feeling hungry.
21. Plan for the Longer Term
Need a plan to set you up for losing a stone or more? Juliette’s New You plan gives you six weeks of satisfying meals and snacks.
You can expect to lose up to 2lb a week plus an extra couple of pounds in the first week or so. It might not sound much but it adds up to a stone in just six weeks. And losing weight at a reasonable pace means you’ll be more likely to keep it off once you’ve lost it.
22. The Beach Body Diet Plan
It’s human nature to leave things to the last minute. This plan is short and sharp but filling enough to stick to for the results you want. The Beach Body plan has 2 week’s worth of brilliant breakfasts, lovely lunches and delicious dinners to get you looking great for the beach.
Seasonal Diet Plans
23. Get Slim for Spring!
The Slim for Spring diet plan will make you happy to be eating good, healthy food.
Put together by the wlr foodies for Bella magazine, this 2 week plan is full of energising, colourful food. Better still you’ll be able to get out and enjoy the spring sunshine as prep and cooking has been kept to a minimum.
24. Summer Shorts Diet Plan
You could lose up to half a stone in 3 weeks with the Summer Shorts Plan. You get 3 easy to prepare and satisfying meals a day, plus there’s a PDF to make it easy to follow
25. The Autumn Slim Down Plan
This 2-week plan featured in Bella magazine has plenty of warming and hearty meals to help you lose weight in the colder months.
This plan provides 3 meals a day for an average of 1060 calories, so you can add your choice of drinks and snacks, depending on your calorie target.
26. The Christmas Countdown Plan
There’s so much temptation in the run up to Christmas that you need a diet plan with plenty of sparkle to keep you on it.
This plan gives you 3 tasty meals a day plus either a healthy snack, treat or sneaky tipple – all for under 1200 calories.
Have a Go at Making Your Own Plan
Planning your own diet gives you the major benefit of a plan that suits you completely, and can be really interesting to do. (You’ll become very knowledgeable about food very quickly!)
You could start with one of the plans above and adapt it to suit yourself, or you could be really creative and start from scratch. Take a look at our How to Plan a Diet guide to get started.
*WLR diet plans are designed to produce a healthy weight loss of 1-2lbs per week, based on UK Health Department estimates of average daily calorie needs for men and women in the UK. Of course, not everyone’s needs are ‘average’, so predicted weight loss will differ from person to person. For a more accurate idea of how many calories you need as an individual, you can use the WLR tools free for 24 hours here